Science / Astrology / Station: A planet is said to 'make a station' at the degree it occupies when it appears motionless as its direction changes from direct to retrograde or vise versa.

Other Words for Station

Station Adjective Synonyms: place, position, spot, post, site, location
Station Noun Synonyms: position, place, status, rank, caste, standing, class, level

Geostationary Satellite

Science / Weather / Geostationary Satellite: An orbiting weather satellite that maintains the same position over the equator during the earth's rotation. Also known as GOES, an acronym for Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite. Relat MORE

Control Current Station

Science / Tides and Currents / Control Current Station: A current station at which continuous velocity observations have been made over a minimum period of 29 days. Its purpose is to provide data for computing accepted values of the harmonic and non-harmon MORE


Technology / Television (TV) / Geostationary: Satellites orbit the Earth 22,300 miles above the Equator and rotate at the same relative speed and direction as the Earth's surface. Therefore, the satellites appear stationary. There are well over 3 MORE

Stationary Wave Theory

Science / Tides and Currents / Stationary Wave Theory: An assumption that the basic tidal movement in the open ocean consists of a system of stationary wave oscillations, any progressive wave movement being of secondary importance except as the tide advan MORE

O and O Station

Technology / Television (TV) / O and O Station: A television station owned and operated by a national network. MORE

Subordinate Tide Station

Science / Tides and Currents / Subordinate Tide Station: (1) A tide station from which a relatively short series of observations is reduced by comparison with simultaneous observations from a tide station with a relatively long series of observations. See t MORE